The holidays are a time of celebration, but for many they can be particularly and uniquely difficult. This is true even in normal years, and 2020 is anything but. In recognition of this fact, we wanted to work with our longtime friends at Take This, to help raise awareness and contribute to their work.
And we wanted to do it in a particularly Wyrmwood way…
About the Major Award
When our team was exploring the theme of “A Wyrmwood Christmas Story,” the idea to craft this iconic lamp was, you could say… irresistible. But less obvious was what to DO with it once we had it. But, whatever its purpose, something so indescribably beautiful simply had to exist, and there was only one person to do it: J Kenyon, shop manager and veteran craftsman at Wyrmwood. In addition to crafting it, J solved one other problem – he gave us the idea of using the piece as a way to raise funds for Take This.
The Major Award is crafted from Red Spalted Tamarind on a stained Mahogany base. The shoe section is Red Spalted Tamarind, painted black.
But what is it? Well, it’s a leg. It’s a lamp. It’s art. But above all, it’s a major award. And, should you win it, that’s what you’ll tell those nosy neighbors. Anything beyond that? Well, that’s your business.
Take This seeks to inform the gaming community about mental health issues, to provide education about mental disorders and mental illness prevention, and to reduce the stigma of mental illness. Together, we’ve created the Box of Hope. Inside is a handcrafted Hope Shield, which functions as a worry stone and a reminder that we are not alone. Made from our beloved Core 16 woods, and with one in fifty featuring a unique inlay, the Hope Shield is a way to show support and let a loved one know it’s OK to ask for help. You can read more about the origins here. If you or someone you know is in crisis and in need of immediate intervention, please visit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline or call 1-800-273-8255.